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Man arrested near town centre on suspicion of assault and theft

Police arrested a man at the rear of Thornton Street. Image copyright Google Maps.
Police arrested a man at the rear of Thornton Street. Image copyright Google Maps.

A man is being questioned after disturbance involving security staff.

Cleveland Police were called shortly before 2pm today by CCTV staff after security workers had detained a suspected shoplifter.

A 38-year-old man was arrested at the rear of Thornton Street on suspicion of assault and theft.

He remains in custody this evening.